Greek Resistance

 The Greek Resistance was in the period 1941–1944, during World War II. It is considered as one of the strongest resistances against the German invasion. The occupation by the German and the Axis (Germany – Italy – Japan) caused many destructions and deaths, but it’s worth mentioning that in this period of time all the nation united to repell the the enemy and protect their national identity.

Cultural Route

Museum of National Resistance
The Museum of National Resistance aims to save, preserve and transmit the historical memory of Occupation and Resistance to the new generations when Lamia played an important role against the armed forces of the conquerors.
Statue of Aris Velouchiotis
Aris Velouchiotis was an important member of the Communist Party of Greece and the head of the General Staff of ELAS since 1943. His struggle against German fascism has been glorified.
Monument of National Resistance
The Monument of National Resistance symbolizes the entrance of Aris Velouchiotis in Lamia on October 19 of 1944 after the withdrawal of the German troops and the liberation of Central Greece.
The Bridge of Gorgopotamos
On the bridge of Gorgopotamos took place the first major sabotage against the Axis (Germany – Italy – Japan). he blast of the Gorgopotamos bridge has been carved into the memories of all and has emerged as one of the most important resistance actions.

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